New Jersey residents in Atlantic, Hudson, Ocean and Monmouth counties whose homes were damaged or destroyed by Hurricane Sandy can head to local home improvement stores until Nov. 26 for free advice from FEMA hazard mitigation specialists.

The specialists will be on-site to answer questions and offer ideas to help homeowners rebuild "stronger, safer, and smarter" according to a FEMA press release. They will also be handing out free publications on topics like mold and mildew cleanup, flood- and wind-resistant building methods, wind straps, flood insurance, retrofitting buildings and elevating utilities.

The services will be available from 8 a.m. to 6 p.m. until November 26 at the following locations:

Atlantic County

Egg Harbor Township - Lowe's #1034, 6048 Black Horse Pike

Hudson County

Jersey City - Lowe's #1937, 727 Route 440

Ocean County

Toms River - Lowe's #1608, 1375 Hooper Ave.

Brick - Lowe's #1535, 520 Route 70

Monmouth County

Holmdel - Lowe's #1035, 2194 State Route 35

Hazlet - Home Depot, 3700 Hwy 35

Eatontown - Lowe's #1548, 118 Hwy 35

According to FEMA, additional sites and dates will be announced soon.

NJ residents in Atlantic, Hudson, Ocean and Monmouth counties can head to local home improvement stores until Nov. 26 for free home improvement tips and techniques.